Sharecare News posted a story about Dentistry:
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Dentists, as it turns out, may have one more reason than the rest of us to be wary of alligators. The toothy reptiles may one day put those who install implants, bridges and dentures out of their jobs.
Alligators continually make new teeth to replace t...Full Article
How does tooth decay damage teeth?
Tooth decay is not, technically, the process whereby the teeth are damaged but decay is the result of the damage caused by the effects of acids on the teeth. Teeth are formed from two different sorts of building blocks. First there is a part called the organic portion. This part is mainly formed from protein and has... Full Post
Will I need a root canal if I'm going to get complete dentures?Generally, when you are receiving a full denture you would have or be having all of your teeth removed and thus would not have any teeth remaining to have root canal therapy. However, sometimes you and your dentist may determine that you would benefit by having some way of making a new denture more solid... Full Post
Are there alternatives to a root canal?
The only alternative to root canal therapy is removal of the tooth. This might be the preferred choice if the tooth is too badly damaged to be restored to healthy function. Removal should be the treatment of last choice as it has more potential complications and makes it necessary to replace the... Full Post
Can I keep taking Plavix while I have a root canal dental treatment?
While your personal physician should have the final say regarding this question- as he should in all health matters, you should never stop taking a blood thinner for non-surgical dental services (Root Canal Therapy is not a surgery). Even most extractions of a few teeth would not require halting... Full Post
Will my tooth be sensitive after a root canal?Teeth that are damaged enough to require Root Canal Therapy will always have some accompanying soreness to them until the bone around the tooth has time to heal. This should not, typically, take a long time to occur. If the tooth has been infected for a long time it will take longer to heal and may... Full Post